Eddie Murray has been traded to the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers by the last-place Baltimore Orioles, The Associated Press learned Friday.
A source told the AP an agreement was reached earlier in the day. The teams did not immediately plan a formal announcement.The Orioles were to acquire Dodgers pitcher Ken Howell and two of the organization's top prospects, outfielder Mike Devereaux and shortstop Juan Bell.
Murray, a seven-time All-Star, will fill the Dodgers' need for a hard-hitting first baseman. The Dodgers have used several players at the position, including Franklin Stubbs and Mickey Hatcher, but none were of Murray's caliber.
Murray, who will be 33 next season, batted .284 with 28 home runs and 84 runs batted in. He is a lifetime .295 hitter with 333 homers and 1,190 RBI.
Both teams denied the inter-league deal was done.